The former president of Actors Guild of Nigeria, Segun Arinze has condemned the attitude of the new set of Nollywood actors describing them as pretentious and indiscipline.
The versatile actor made the comment recently during an interview with Hip TV News, where he maintained that the new entrants only show proficiency in phonetics.
“Today’s set of Nollywood actors are not grounded. What they know how to do is to speak phonetics.
“Most of these guys are pretentious. They are only interested in who has the highest number of likes or followers on their social media platforms.
“Most of them are not even disciplined and they lack the knowledge, they only want to be popular.”
“I am sorry to say this but the truth is that today’s crop of Nollywood actors are not grounded. Talent is not the only thing you need, you also have to be grounded.”
The prolific actor began his career in Ilorin, Kwara State, and has featured in several movies including Silent Night, Across the Niger, Family on Fire and Black Arrow which earned him the alter ego of the same name.